250,000 Americans each year
What is sepsis?
Sepsis is one of the country’s most urgent systemic health
threats. Each year, more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. get
sepsis. Sepsis kills a quarter-million Americans each year.
Sepsis can occur when a trauma or an infection – often caused by
a superbug or drug-resistant bacteria in the skin, lungs or
urinary tract – triggers a chain reaction throughout the body.
This is a cause for daily concern, but would be even more
alarming in the aftermath of a Chemical, Biological,
Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) event – those who survive the
initial assault are at high risk of developing sepsis. Without
timely recognition and treatment, it can rapidly cause tissue
damage, organ failure, and death. One in three patients who die
in a hospital have sepsis. Read
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Infections in the lungs (pneumonia), kidney (urinary tract
infection), skin, and gut are often associated with sepsis.
Bacteria that cause infections that develop into sepsis include Staphylococcus
aureus (staph), Escherichia coli (E. coli), and some
types of Streptococcus.
Anyone can get sepsis.
What are we doing about it?
DRIVe is seeking bold solutions. These include innovations
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- clinical management strategies supported by enhanced
education and awareness
- rapid diagnostics & prognostics
- continuous multi-dimensional patient monitoring
- machine learning-based disease management feedback
- optimized therapeutic interventions